By the time the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776, did colonial Americans still sound like their British counterparts?
What is actually happening when you can't think of the word you mean? It's called Tip of the Tongue syndrome and yes, it's been studied.
"False friends" appear or sound like words in their own language, but have different meanings in others. They give us insight into how language changes.
Two years ago, this column sprang into life by enthusiastically wading into the absurdly long-running debate about some ...
What do peoples' accents really reveal about them? The villainous British accent crystallizes the love-hate special relationship between the US and the UK.
Why English speakers love "hygge" and other "untranslatable" words about emotional states.
Fragrant. Sweet. Tangy. Certain synesthetic adjectives actually trigger cognitive simulations of eating.